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CAN COLLAGEN HELP REDUCE CELLULITE?

CAN COLLAGEN HELP REDUCE CELLULITE?

Posted by ANC on 1st Jun 2021

With research proving collagen’s ability to decrease the appearance of wrinkles, it has left some wondering if taking collagen can help to reduce the appearance of cellulite, too.

Cellulite is an aesthetic condition affecting the skin’s surface, characterised by an ‘orange peel’ dimpling. It is estimated to occur in 80-98% of post-pubertal women. In healthy men, cellulite is quite rare however can occur due to medical conditions that result in androgen (male hormone) deficiencies, or in men who require oestrogen therapy1.

There are multiple theories that explain the cause of cellulite. Some suggest it is more common in women than men due to differences in fat tissue structure, others believe cellulite is impacted by lymphatic drainage, and other theories propose inflammation and hormones play a role in the deposit of specific molecules in the dermis that can cause the dimpling effect2.

Excitingly, research has proven that specific collagen extracts can be helpful in reducing cellulite scores!

A double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled study with 105 women aged 25-50 shows that 2.5g of daily VERISOL® intake significantly decreases cellulite score3.

VERISOL® is the extract we use in our Marine Collagen Ultra product to:

  • Support healthy connective tissue formation
  • Support healthy connective tissue structure
  • Help maintain skin integrity

With added zinc, vitamin C and acerola cherry, a natural source of vitamin C, our Marine Collagen Ultra contains the ideal combination of collagen and nutritional cofactors to nourish your inner glow and support your skin and connective tissue health.

If you haven’t already, give our MarineCollagen Ultra a try! Check out our blog Cooking with Collagen for two delicious ways on how you can incorporate our collagen into your diet.


REFERENCES

  • 1. Bass, L.S. & Kaminer, M.S. (2020), Insights Into the Pathophysiology of Cellulite: A Review, Dermatologic Surgery 46(1): S77-S85
  • 2.Conti, G. et al. 92020), Protemoic and Ultrastructural Analysis of Cellulite – New Findings on an Old Topic, International Journal of Molecular Sciences 21(6): 2077
  • 3.Schunck, M. et al. 92015), Dietary Supplementation with Specific Collagen Peptides Has a Body Mass Index-Dependant Beneficial Effect on Cellulite Morphology, Journal of Medicinal Food